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Peter Crouch

2009 - 2011

England international striker who will go down in Spurs history as the man who scored the goal that took us into the Champions League.

That came at Manchester City on May 5, 2010, when 'Crouchy' headed home from close range to secure a 1-0 win and fourth place in the Premier League.

The goal proved 'lucky' number 13 for the season after Peter made in an impressive 46 appearances out of a possible 50 in all competitions, starting 29.

His impressive strike rate continued at international level as well and earned a call into England's World Cup squad, his caps tally currently approaching the 50 mark.

And 'Crouchy' went on to make further history at the start of the following season when his hat-trick in our Champions League Play-Off second leg with BSC Young Boys took us through to the group stages of the competition for the first time.

Crouchy proved a real handful in Europe's elite competition and returned seven goals in 10 appearances including strikes against Inter Milan at home and the winner as we toppled AC Milan in the San Siro.

Domestically it proved tougher for the big man in 2010-11 with four goals in 34 appearances, including 20 starts, although he struck up an instant partnership with Rafa van der Vaart and provided assists for six of Rafa's goals on the trot!

Peter rejoined the Club from Portsmouth in July, 2009, having been released as a youngster some nine years previously.

After appearing as a substitute in our first three games of the 2009-10 season, Peter made his full debut for Spurs in our Carling Cup second round tie with Doncaster Rovers in August.

He marked the occasion by scoring his first senior goal for the Club in a 5-1 victory over the Championship side.

And he did not have to wait long before scoring his first Premier League goal for us, again off the bench, in a win over Birmingham City just days later.

Peter originally joined us as a trainee in 1998 before signing for QPR in July 2000.

He next joined Aston Villa in March 2002, before moving to Southampton for the start of the 2004-05 campaign. His performances at St Mary's attracted the attentions of Liverpool and after just one season at Southampton, where he scored 16 times in 33 games, he moved to Anfield.

He made 132 appearances during three seasons on Merseyside and scored 40 times.

Peter scored 16 goals in all competitions in 2008-09 in what was his second spell at Portsmouth having previously enjoyed eight months at Fratton Park from July 2001 where he scored 19 goals in 39 games.

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Peter Crouch
League Appearances
38
League Goals
8
League Cup Appearances
3
League Cup Goals
4
FA Cup Appearances
6
FA Cup Goals
1
European Appearances
0
European Goals
0